Orange targets 14m FTTH in Spain by 2020
Orange increases Spanish FTTH coverage target to reach additional 4 million households by the end of 2020
This new target will allow Orange to reach an additional 4 million
households by the end of 2020, on top of the 10 million households the company
has already announced for the end of 2016. Orange’s FTTH coverage in Spain is
currently 5.2m households.
Orange’s fibre network will cover more than 80% of
all Spanish cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants by 2020 the company said.
Orange is pursuing its €1.5bn investment program in its 4G network, to reach
95% of the Spanish population in 2017.
As a result, Orange has increased its deployment
ambition in Spain by 40%, and will progressively increase its coverage to reach
14 million households by the end of 2020, covering 80% of all Spanish cities
with more than 20,000 inhabitants.
The course of this strategy has been determined by
the recent acquisition of Jazztel. Orange is reinforcing its investments in
Spain, consolidating the position of its subsidiary as Europe’s leading
alternative operator regarding fibre coverage. As a result of this deployment
program the total accumulated investment in its FTTH network, including all
investments already made by Orange andJazztel, will be between €1.5 and €1.7 billion